Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Zipaquira

Witness one of the most remarkable and unusual religious sites in South America at Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira. Located 200 m (656 ft) under ground, this church was carved out of rock inside a salt mine used for over a millennium. Opened in 1995, the architectural wonder attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists who come to admire the statues, reliefs, and icons made from salt. The cathedral is part of a larger complex called the Salt Park, which includes a museum and numerous designs carved from salt. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zipaquira using our trip planner.
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  • We found it totally exciting and overwhelming. Of course, the price is now quite expensive for Colombian conditions (57000 COP), but one should not forget that you can watch a lot for it (Crossway, Cathedral, Spiegelsee + animated film about history) and that you get an audio guide. In addition, everything is maintained with this money, etc. So we found it was worth every peso and it's a unique experience.
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  • A must to visit. It is a day trip form Bogota. The road from Bogota is safe and you get a nice view of the country side. It takes about one hour drive. Plush gardens. Very impressive underground and m...  more »
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  • The cathedral is very interesting in it's concept. Huge salt mine in deep cave. First rooms you enter are mysterious and main hall is magnificent. But market area really spoils all the atmosphere. Worth visiting if you are in Bogota.
  • This famous cathedral is underground in a geologically stable former salt mine. The stations of the Cross and the Narthex display amazing stone cutting. All representations of the symbols of faith are figurative. You will enjoy and be amazed by this spectacular work underground. Temperature is pleasant.
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